Burly gourd, Mrs. Stoutfire, The Ol' Switcheroo—these are just a few of the creatively named craft brews our team got to try for our December issue
. Sampling more than 30 beers—hey, someone's gotta do it—our hoppy experience happily overwhelmed our senses, causing a dizzying, yet eye-opening, intro to the world of craft beer. We're amazed at the endless ingredients and techniques used by brewmasters all around Orange County, to create some truly original blends. Take a peek at our behind-the-scenes photos, and check out this month's issue to see which breweries reign supreme.